Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: Toon Books Level 2

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: Toon Books Level 2

by Geoffrey Hayes (Illustrator)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935179351
Publisher: TOON Books
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Series: Benny and Penny Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 133,148
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bestselling author Geoffrey Hayes has written and illustrated over forty children's books, including the extremely popular series of early readers Otto and Uncle Tooth, the classic Bear by Himself, the Patrick Bear books, and When the Wind Blew by Caldecott Medal-winning author Margaret Wise Brown.

His TOON Book series of Benny and Penny books has garnered multiple awards. In 2009, Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award given by the American Library Association for "the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English."

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Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: Toon Books Level 2 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
cassielanzas on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Benny and Penny in The Big No No is an early reader graphic novel. Benny and Penny are two mice who believe a mysterious and new neighbor stole Benny's pail. They go into the neighbor's yard to retrieve it and discover, after some missteps, that the new neighbor is young girl and potential play mate. The book contains some challenging social situations, including name calling. This would be an excellent book to use with struggling readers who are facing challenging social situations with their peers.
aconant05 on LibraryThing 19 days ago
This is a graphic children¿s book about a brother and sister who are curious about the new kid who lives on the other side of the fence. Benny thinks his pail is missing, when he sees it in the neighbor¿s backyard. When Benny and Penny go to get it, they end up getting in a mud pie fight with the new kid. Once they get back over to their yard, Penny sees Benny¿s pail in the sandbox. They return the pail to their new neighbor, apologize, and become friends.The theme of this book is about making assumptions. It is good to ask before you assume that someone has done something wrong, especially someone you don¿t know. Hurting others is not a good problem solving strategy.
asomers on LibraryThing 19 days ago
I didn't like the stereotypes in the book. Girls are labeled as cry-babies.There is teasing and name calling as well.
karafrib on LibraryThing 19 days ago
¿We can¿t go into yard, that¿s a big no-no.¿ So conclude the little mice, Benny and Penny, when deciding whether or not to climb their fence to fetch Benny¿s pail. In Benny and Penny in the Big No No by Geoffrey Hayes, the brother and sister are convinced the new neighbor stole Benny¿s pail when they can¿t find it in their backyard. After sighting the pail in the neighbor¿s yard, they decide it¿s worth the risk. Once they¿re in the yard they see what the new neighbor kid has been working on¿mud pies. But they¿re soon interrupted by strange sounds, and conclude that it must be a monster, especially when they see its monstrous feet while they¿re hiding in a bush! They soon learn that their new neighbor is not what they expected, and are pleased when they¿re invited to stay and play, because¿after all¿when you¿re invited, being in someone¿s yard is not a big no-no.Geoffrey Hayes does a wonderful job portraying childhood angst over what is considered right and wrong, and how circumstances can affect the answer in this graphic novel. The pictures are vibrant, with fully developed backgrounds and details that add to the charm of this book. The main characters are appealing to the eye, as well as to the heart. If read online, users should take advantage of the read-aloud function, as the lines of Benny and Penny are executed with great emotion. Best suited for grades 1- 4.
julieah on LibraryThing 19 days ago
In Benny and Penny in The Big No-No, the children believe that the new neighbors have stolen Benny¿s missing pail. After sneaking into their yard along with many other misunderstandings, the children learn about misunderstandings, the importance of apologies, and making new friends. With the book¿s graphic novel format, basic vocabulary, and lots of repetition, it is a perfect picture book for emerging and beginning readers (preschool-2nd grade). It would be a great book for young children to read, or have read to them when discussing misunderstandings between people, and what you need to do in those situations. It is also a nice read aloud to discuss friendships and apologies.
alphaselene on LibraryThing 19 days ago
4Q, 4P: Sweet story of the adventure of two animal siblings and their interaction with a new neighbor.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes is a fun story of a brother and sister mouse who wonder about their new neighbour and then think he/she may have stolen Benny's pail. So they go into the neighbours yard and create a sequence of un-neighbourly events.The illustrations are wonderful, which is always half the point of a graphic novel. The story is cute and very funny! The 8yo had a lot of real giggles over the events and I thought the story was very age appropriate. My struggling reader had no problems reading this book. The compelling story line kept him focused on figuring out the harder words and I am very pleased with this installment in the Toon Books series.
debrasw on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Summary: This is about 2 mice that find that they are missing their pail and the new neighbor has taken it. they run into the neighbors yard steel back the pail and then once they are safe in their yard again, and the new neighbor is crying, they find that their pail was at home the whole time. in the end they give back the pail and all become friends.Genre: FictionMedia: ink/watercolor
McKennaMiller on LibraryThing 19 days ago
I thought this book would be a good fit for a younger audience, but would be much to easy for older ages. I think the book was good, but I don't know why it won the Dr. Seuss award. Something I did enjoy about the story was that it was an accurate scenario of the adventures my brother and I would have as children in the back yard. The idea of what the new neighbor is going to like is always a very dramatic event for suburban children.
mossing on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Benny and Penny are in their backyard when they realize that Benny's bucket is missing. They think that their new neighbor has taken it, so they go over the fence to get it back, even though they know that's a no-no. Benny and Penny's adventure continues despite the siblings' fear of monsters, with misunderstandings and a new friendship. The story is told in graphic novel format, with sedately colored cartoon illustrations. Young readers will enjoy the repetition and simple, relatable story. Theodore Seuss Geissel Award Winner. Ages 3-6. Recommended purchase.
LisaMcG on LibraryThing 19 days ago
4P"Benny and Penny and the Big No-no!" exemplifies the new synergy between words and pictures described by "Radical Change." Pictures show events, emotions, and other elements of the story that are not conveyed by the text, for instance on page 11, where Benny falls out of the tree branch.
jenbabe577 More than 1 year ago
This book is an enjoyable story. My five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter have read this book many times; and the story teaches a good lesson. Fun, comic book style pages make it different from traditional books.
Ju_Rocks More than 1 year ago
My 3 and 5 year old love the book. I even enjoy reading it with them.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New adventures can be scary! Having another to share the load helps. My kids always hold hands at the Mardi Gras Parade. This way they are not afraid of the people in costumes.Geoffrey Hayes has captured the emotional states of beautiful little ones.Such beauty!